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The 2022 Nominating Committee met to consider candidates to run for the Board of Directors in 2023 in Region 4 (Great Falls, Conrad, Havre, Lewistown). The committee will ultimately interview multiple candidates and select two to be placed on the ballot to be voted on by voting stockholders in the 2023 director elections. The successful candidate will serve a 5-year term. Candidates are required to provide information on business/financial relationships, financial disclosures and other information needed to establish eligibility and that are required by law and/or Northwest FCS bylaws and applicable board policies.

To be eligible to run for a director position, a customer-member must: 

  • Own voting stock.
  • Be a bona fide farmer, rancher or producer or harvester of aquatic products.
  • Have headquarters or relevant business operations in Northwest FCS’s chartered territory.
  • Be assigned to the nominating region corresponding to the director position up for election.
  • Have all loans classified fully Acceptable.

In addition to eligibility requirements, there are certain skills and characteristics that make a director effective and that the Nominating Committee will look for. Desired characteristics and skills include:

  • Actively engaged in farming/ag operation.
  • Prior board experience – preferably fiduciary versus advisory boards or committees.
  • Strong interpersonal/social skills.
  • Active/respected in community and industry.
  • Diversity of all types.
  • Formal education – Bachelors or other advanced/specialized degrees or studies.
  • Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.

Contact Jill Surby (jill.surby@northwestfcs.com) if you have questions about Northwest FCS’ director elections.